How To Prepare For CLAT 2018 | How To Crack CLAT 2018 Exam, Tips & Strategies

Common Law Admission Test (clat 2018) is a national level entrance test which is conducted for the admission in the top Law colleges of the India. Candidates who are going to appear for CLAT exam may check some important tips for How to Prepare for CLAT 2018 &  How to Crack CLAT Exam and Some Helpful Strategies.

How to Prepare for CLAT 2018 is a very general question comes in student’s mind and sometimes this question becomes a big problem for the students. So for their easiness & relief we have brought some Tips & strategies which surely help them in cracking the exam.

Study according Latest Syllabus & Pattern of CLAT:

  • Candidates must know the Latest CLAT Syllabus and pattern of the exam. Students have to prepare according to it and cover all the topics thoroughly.
  • Take help from the previous year papers as well as from the latest sample papers of CLAT exam.

Clear Doubts:

  • If you have any doubt in any subject you must try to solve it. If you are not getting the solution then consult with the faculty and friends and clear your all doubts with them.
  • Before the examination you should clear your all doubts which help you in scoring good marks.

Proper Usage of Time is the main point of How to Prepare for CLAT 2018:

  • Candidates who are preparing for the exam must make a time schedule and work according to it which helps you to cover all the topics of all the subjects
  • Contenders are advised to adjust the time to revise your syllabus at least once.

Prepare Notes:

  • Candidates must prepare notes of the important topics, lengthy topics etc. which saves your time and it is easy to study from the notes rather than books.
  • Self-made notes help you to understand easily and at the time of examination you will remember all the things at the single review of the notes.

Online Mock Tests:

  • There are many sites which provide online mock test of the exam for good preparation.
  • You can go through these tests by which you come to know about the question level asked in the exam.

Be Aware with the current Affairs is the major point of How to Prepare for CLAT 2018:

  • You must be aware about the current affairs because it seems that in exam mostly questions asked based on the current affairs so you must know what is happening in the world
  • Current affair will helps you in improving the general awareness or knowledge as well as helps in clearing the exam.

Solve Previous Year Papers:

  • Student must solve previous year papers as they get some hint about the questions asked in the exam
  • Previous Year Papers come to know about the level or type of questions asked in the exam.

Prepare Well:

You must prepare well for the exams, cover every topic, whole chapter and revise it thoroughly by which all the things will remains in your mind for long time. Just reading the chapters is not enough learn & understand them by heart.

Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis:

Any person who starts preparing for his vocabulary are, at several point in life, suggested this book. Although loads of don’t understand it, the way it has to be read.

Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal:

Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal is the just right resource for any law candidate who desire to get hold of the generally asked logic reasoning questions, get the correct approach to solve them and learn some helpful tricks and tips

Universal’s guide to LLB Examination:

Universal’s guide to LLB Examination is an entire guide. It consists of many questions from the previous year papers.

LSAT Sample Questions:

LSAT (law school admission test) is managed in US law schools. The questions require a very elevated level of English and are pretty tough on the logic component too. For Indian students, the high level of English in these questions might be putting off. But do try cracking them

Pearson’s Concise GK Manual:

Go through the book every day. Some of it does need learning. If you want to learn some very valuable and innovative memory tricks read them carefully.

Study all Previous Papers:

What is first advice to any student preparing for CLAT. Go through the papers of last 5years at least. The Strategy behind this is you should be able to relate with the questions analytically and derive a pattern and then you will able to get an idea what Really required, and where you should move.

Study all Current Affairs

Another boosters for CLAT paper is all question have root in Current Affairs and Law related verdicts. Start understanding newspaper like Hindustan Times, The Times of India and subscribe to a monthly current affairs magazine like Pratiyogita Darpan, Chronicle or Wizard. For this reason strategy is to have good command over all national and international events.

Study all Probable Questions

Question which you will get from your coaching institute will have an edge over others. Try to get all those possible questions from those institutes and revise that too.

PRACTICE!! PRACTICE!! PRACTICE!!

Crack as many mock tests as possible. Even at home, when you crack mock test papers pay special attention to sustain the time factor. More practice will make you more perfect. Try to recognize your weakness and try to remove them through practice or external help.

  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
  • English is Easy by Chetnanand Singh
  • Butterworths Lexis Nexis
  • Analytical Reasoning by M. K.Pandey
  • Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Objective Arithmetic by R.S. Aggarwal
  • Analytical and Logical Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
  • GK Today
  • Manorama Year Book
  • India 2015
  • Universal’s LLB Entrance Guide

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  1. CLAT preparation tips are below:

    English including Comprehension – You need to focus over English based comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, you will be questioned on understanding of a passage including its central theme and word-meanings. Some of the questions will also cover questions like correction of the incorrect grammatical sentences, fill in the blanks with appropriate words, etc.

    General Knowledge & Current Affairs– This section will test the knowledge of general awareness including static GK. Apart from GK, questions will also cover the recent topics and current affairs broadly featuring between March 2016 and April 2017.

    Mathematics (Numerical Ability) – The questions will generally of the numerical ability type of Class 10th standard.

    Legal Aptitude – The section will majorly test your interest towards study of law, research aptitude and problem solving ability. The questions will be framed on legal propositions and set of facts satisfying the propositions. The propositions may not be true in real sense and you will have to assume the true proposition based on the set of facts and answer the questions accordingly.

    Logical Reasoning – The questions of this section will test your ability to identify the patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. The section will also cover a variety of logical aptitude questions including syllogism, logical sequences, analogies, etc. However, the logical reasoning section will not have visual reasoning questions.

    Material to refer:Previous year question papersNorman Lewis- Word Power Made easyVerbal and Non Verbal Reasoning- By RS AgarwalUniversal guide to LLB ExamPearson GK ModuleMonthly magazines on GK, Current Affair, Books and NovelIMS/LST Legal Reasoning material.

    Hope this helps you!!

  2. are the syllabus for UG & PG are different…

  3. CLAT 2018, well, so it is on 13th May 2018, you have around 2 years.

    First and foremost a candidate should go through the past year papers of CLAT and analyse each and every sections very nicely. The topics of General Knowledge questions, the topics of question in Legal Aptitude, the different types in each sections, the chapters from which questions have been asked in Mathematics, the level and types of questions in Logical Reasoning. And you must note down the results of this analysis somewhere for future references.

    Next step is to solve the past year papers exhaustively so that you can understand your initial position, and on this basis you can understand the rate of your improvement and the margin of your improvement. But, refrain from solving the General Knowledge section as it is more of Current Affairs (in most of the cases) and taking it into account may give a wrong overall picture.

    Then do SWOT Analysis. After this, by now you will be knowing your (SWOT) Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Start working and improving on your weaknesses with special care and beware and defend the areas which may turn out to be Threats for you. Along with these, keep a close watch on your strengths, if you loose practice, your strengths may turn out to be your weaknesses.

    Make an effective study plan based on SWOT, also aim to complete your preparation within 1 year, make up your mind as if you will take CLAT in the year 2017 and not 2018.

    Now I will state the name of the books which you must buy for your guidance –

    (For Logic) Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
    Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
    (After completion of the above two) Puzzles and Teasers by George J Summer (which will take you to the next higher level)
    (For Maths) Quantitative Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
    Quicker Maths by M Tyra
    And any books on elementary mathematics (beware of errors)
    (For Legal Aptitude) CLAT Essentials by Abhinav Shrivastava
    Constitution of India by Dr. Durga Das
    (For GK) CLAT Essentials by Rajneesh Singh (search in google and facebook in case you are not getting)
    (For Current Affairs) websites: Jagranjosh Exam Prep: Government, MBA, Engineering, CBSE , GK & Current Affairs for IAS, UPSC, PCS, IBPS & SSC Exams , http://www.affairscoud.com.
    (For English) Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
    Objective English by Pearson publication
    Objective English by McGrawhill Publication
    In current affairs do make notes point wise and in brief, you will get a fair idea what is important for clat and what is not after going through the past year papers. It is also advisable to purchase the material of law of Career Launcher and IMS.

    After doing all these and staying into preparation exhaustively, after 6 months start taking short short tests on small small topics fixing a ‘less than required’ time. Then after 7 months enroll in mocks of Career Launcher and Legal Edge and don’t take the results of the mock as final, do analyse the mocks, do that same SWOT analysis and knock me incase you need help in how to analyse. Try to increase the percentile instead of the marks. And get ready for clat 2017 not 2018 to be ahead of everyone.

    Best of Luck my friend.

  4. Understand the syllabus

    This is useful for almost any exam. Understand the syllabus by going through past year’s papers. CLAT can be segmented into five broad parts-

    Quantitative Ability (20 marks)
    Number System
    Average
    Percentage
    Profit and Loss
    Mixture & Allegation
    Ration Proportion
    Time Speed and Distance
    Clock
    Cube
    Time and Work
    Difficulty level: Easy

    Logical Reasoning (40 marks)
    Logical Reasoning has two sub parts:

    Non-Verbal Reasoning-
    Number and Letter Series
    Odd man out
    Coding and Decoding
    Venn Diagram
    Calendars
    Symbols and Notions
    Liner, Circular & Grid Arrangement
    Distribution
    Verbal Reasoning
    Direction Sense and Blood Relations
    Syllogism
    Statement and Assumption
    Statement and Conclusion
    Strong and Weak Arguments
    Course of Action
    Assertion and Reason
    Critical Reasoning
    Decision Making
    Difficulty level: Easy

    English (40 marks)
    Grammar
    Correct use of sentences
    Spotting errors
    Sentence correction
    Phrasal Verbs
    Idioms & Phrases
    Foreign Words
    Verbal Ability
    Reading Comprehension
    Difficulty level: Medium

    Legal Aptitude (50 marks)
    Torts
    Contract
    Criminal Law
    Constitutional Law
    Legal Terms
    Legal Maxims
    Difficulty level: Easy-Medium

    Current Affairs and static GK (50 marks)
    General Knowledge is one of the best marks gaining subject in CLAT.You have to prepare currents affairs (35 marks) as well as static GK (15 marks). For current affairs you should read newspapers like The Hindu or The Indian Express or any other newspaper, read magazines like Pratiyogita Darpan or CSR. Focus mainly on these topics –

    Current events
    Legal judgements
    Sports news
    Business news
    Political news
    Film & television
    The time frame for current affairs is June 2017 – May 2018.

    More emphasis should be laid on the the current affairs of last five months before the examination.

    For static general knowledge read Lucents’s General Knowledge or GK book of any coaching institute will sufice.

    Difficulty level: Easy

    Books and study materials

    First of all, get CLAT study material of some good coaching institute.

    Quantitative Ability –
    Study materials of the coaching institute
    Logical Reasoning
    Study materials of the coaching institute
    Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey
    A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S Aggarwal [PDF]
    The Great Book of Puzzles & Teasers by George J Summers [PDF]
    English, Vocabulary and RC
    Study materials of the coaching institute
    The Hindu or The Indian Express or any other newspaper
    Objective General English by S.P Bakshi [PDF]
    Objective General English by R.S Aggarwal [PDF]
    Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
    Legal Aptitude and Constitution
    Study materials of the coaching institute
    LEGAL APTITUDE for the CLAT and other LAW examinations by A.P Bhardwaj
    GK
    Current Affairs- Pratiyogita Darpan or CSR
    Static GK – Coaching institute notes or Lucents’s General Knowledge
    The Hindu or The Indian Express or any other newspaper
    Test Series

    Subscribe to one good Test Series and write all the tests very sincerely in simulated environment. Fix a day, say Sunday, fix a time, say 3 PM, and give the test every week at the same time.

    Once you write 10–15 such tests, CLAT will no longer be a stranger to you. When you will sit for actual CLAT, you will feel as if you have done this a lot of times and it will help you to remain confident during the exam.

    Most coaching institutes try to set the Mock Question paper to be as near to the real exam as possible. Subscribe to a test series which is more difficult than actual CLAT. You may find it difficult to score good in the mock tests. But it will boost your confidence when you will find the actual CLAT to be easier than the mock tests. Some good test series available are-

    Sriram – 9/10 (all the sections are well balanced)
    Career Launcher – 8.5/10 (tough english)
    Clast Possible – 8/10 (tough maths and reasoning)
    IMS – 7.5/10 (tough english, maths and reasoning)
    Coaching Institute

    I have not suggested any particular coaching center for coaching or materials. I subscribed to Sriram and Clat Possible Test Series and referred to CLAT preparation material from Career Launcher. But I have heard that IMS is equally good and you can refer to that as well. It all depends on your convenience.

    Thank you

  5. CLAT also known as Common Law Admission Test is a national level law entrance exam. It is conducted every year by the 18 NLUs on rotational basis. As the seats offered at the NLUs are limited, so the competition is also very high. Hence, it is important for a candidate to prepare for the same with all their heart. Given below are some links that will help you and guide you to prepare for CLAT 2018:

  6. CLAT 2018 is a gateway to Under-Graduate, Post-Graduate and Integrated Law programs at various National Law Universities of India. It is a national level examination scheduled by 17 NLUs (National Law Universities). The applicants who are interested in CLAT 2018 can check out the important details related to the examination.

  7. After giving clat may i choose 3 yr llb course

  8. I known
    How much does the merit go

  9. i have passed 12th in 2015.
    can i give entrance?

  10. how many time I can give CLAT test in case of failure in first attempt
    And what will be the fees for second attempt?

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